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PRAGUE: Four Suns directed by Bohodan Slama (www.negativ.cz) topped the nominations for the Czech Lion Awards, with 12 nominations, one in each of the categories for which it was eligible.

FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face, especially in the transition to digitalization, we choose a distributor from each country covered by FNE each month.

PRAGUE: The fourth annual DVD edition of Czech shorts, Czech Short Films Vol. 4, 2013, was premiered in Prague on 30 January 2013.

VILNIUS: The Latvian basketball film Dream Team 1935 will premiere in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 21 February 2013.

Serbia took home the Best Documentary prize at the 24th Trieste Film Festival.

The public programme events of the 13th Istanbul Biennial will be held between February and November 2013 with the aim of examining the ways in which publicness can be reclaimed as an artistic and political tool in the context of global financial imperialism and local social fracture. The public programme, "Public Alchemy", will be organised under the co-curatorship of Fulya Erdemci, Curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, and Dr. Andrea Phillips who is Reader in Fine Art in the Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Director of the Doctoral Research Programmes in Fine Art and Curating.

Prague, 30 January 2013. An evening celebrating the release of the new DVD, Czech Short Films Vol. 4, 2013, which presents the very best of Czech short filmmaking from 2012, will take place on Wednesday 30 January 2013, starting at 20:30 at the bio OKO cinema in Prague.

TBILISI: Epic, a UK/German/Russian/Georgian coproduction directed by Ben Hopkins, began principal photography in Tbilisi in late January.

The Malta Film Foundation announced it is accepting applications for the 5th Malta Short Film Festival taking place between July and September 2013.

 

The first edition of L'immagine e la parola, the Festival del film Locarno’s spin-off event that is part of Primavera Locarnese, will take place 24-27 March 2013. The event, with Carlo Chatrian as Artistic Director, focuses on the relationships between the moving image and the written word. L’immagine e la parola comprises screenings, encounters, workshops and discussions, and is composed of both events for the general audience and an educational program for schools and higher education institutions.